time is GMT+ 6.5.
Myanmar has its own cell phone network and cell
phones from other countries do not have access. For
international landline calls approximately USD 1 per
minute. A visitor can buy Myanmar SIM card for 50
USD but this amount is not enough for long time
Most hotels have IDD lines, but calls are
expensive. Oversea calls such as Australia, Europe
and USA cost approximately 9 USD per minute. In most
of the 3 stars and above hotels and cyber cafes,
limited Internet access is available, but connection
is very slow.
220 volt AC
The currency in Myanmar is Kyat. There are 10
different notes such as 5000, 1000, 500, 200, 100,
50, 20, 10, 5, 1 kyat, 50 pyars.
Tipping is quite common in Myanmar today.
Waiters, only in restaurant, do not expect tips.
Regarding drivers and guide, tips should be given
for good service.
Air Mandalay, Yangon Airways and Air Bagan are
operated throughout Myanmar. There is a 20 Kilo
limit for baggage per person and excess baggage fees
may be charged.
Yangon has direct air links with Bangkok,
Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Hong Kong, Taipei, Osaka,
Chiang Mai, Dacca, Calcutta, Karachi, Bhutan, and
Kun Ming. The Myanmar Airways International (8M),
Thai Airways International (TG), Bangkok airways
(PG), Silk Air (MI), Malaysian Airline (MH),
Mandarin Airlines (AE), Druk Air-Royal Bhutan
Airline (KB), Biman (BG) and Indian Airlines (IC)
all fly to Yangon.